Chris McHarge


Chris has been directing for nearly 30 years and has served as Artistic Director at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, Artistic and Executive Director of Theatre on the Grand in Fergus, as well as former Artistic Associate at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton. Working with partner Colin Stewart and their production company C2 Entertainment, Chris has created numerous theatrical tribute shows. In addition to Memories of Rock & Roll, Chris has also created Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny & June, Vegas Knights, Sweet Soul Music, Cowboys & Outlaws, Heaven’s Little Honky Tonk, Summer of Love, Memories of the Summer of Love, Memories of the Rat Pack, DooWop to Motown, and Memories of Hank Williams & Patsy Cline. Chris maintains an active schedule as a freelance director and producer, and has worked throughout Canada, in Europe and in the United States. In his career he has directed over 100 productions including 31 world premieres, and has been nominated for a number of awards including the Eleanor and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre (2001 & 2004), the Township of Centre Wellington Artist of the Year Award, the Canada Council John Hirsch Award and the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing. Chris is most proud of his role as dad to twenty-three-year-old Caitlyn, eighteen-year-old Erin, and fifteen-year old Quinn.

Colin B. Stewart

(Musical Director/Bass/Vocals/Co-Creator)

Colin has worked as a professional musician for nearly 30 years, and has worked in professional theatre as a Musical Director, Band Leader and Musician for nearly 20 years. Having performed in clubs and theatres throughout Canada, and on Carnival Cruise Lines around the world, Colin has worked with such blues artists as John Ellison, The McAuley Boys, Dutch Mason, Chicago Pete, Ellen McIlwaine and Phil Guy. Colin’s musical theatre credits include West Side Story, Annie, The Pajama Game, Oliver, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Anne of Green Gables, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. As Musical Director, Colin’s credits include Fire, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, 18 Wheels, Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and the world premieres of Lovin’, Lyin’ and Leavin’ and Canadian Café. Colin has been touring extensively with his live musical tribute shows, Memories of the Rat Pack, DooWop to Motown, Memories of Hank Williams & Patsy Cline, and Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny & June, and Vegas Knights, which he co-created with Chris McHarge, and which have played to capacity crowds throughout Canada and in Europe.

Michelle Truman

(Choreographer/Dance Captain/ Actor/ Singer)

British Invasion, California Dreaming, Rocky Horror, Footloose, Anne of Green Gables and Smokey Joe’s Cafe are some of Michelle’s previous theatre credits. The past 10 years have been full time touring the stages of the US and Canada as lead singer of Always Abba, the #1 Abba tribute show in North America and the highly successful Monster Rock Orchestra. Michelle can be heard singing harmony and backup vocals on recent albums with such bands as Skid Row, Alert The Medic, and Broken Sons. Her voice is also featured on jingles currently playing on E! Network and MTV.

Kenny G. Stewart

(Germany Office, Euro Touring)

Kenny Stewart moved to Germany in 1986 as the original drummer of CATS in Hamburg and thus began a 20 year career in musical theatre.

He has played for the German productions of JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, RENT, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, BEEHIVE and toured across America with Andrew Lloyd Webber`s MUSIC OF THE NIGHT.

Kenny was also musical director for Taco ( Puttin`on the Ritz ) and his other credits include TV gigs with Berry White and recording with jazz great Herb Geller.

Kenny currently maintains the German office of Stewart McHarge Entertainment and does all European booking and tour organization.